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by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2434
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by Animation courtesy by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA/GSFC Visualization and Analysis Lab
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area where the Apollo missions started and the Space Shuttle Missions start today. The launch pads and Florida recede from view and the full Earth fills the frame. This...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4267
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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China, North Korea, and South Korea are all visible in this MODIS true-color image acquired March 11, 2002. Four fires can be seen burning in North and South Korea, and the smoke plume from the northernmost fire is visible even in the 1 km resolution. Dust is in the air over the coasts of North Korea and China, and the waters all along the coast of North and South Korea are tinted with brown swirls of sediment. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/11/02. Data End Date: 3/11/02.
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3087
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Along the northern coastline of Algeria, the rugged Atlas Mountains block moisture from the Mediterranean Sea (top) from reaching the interior Sahara Desert. South of the mountains, several impermanent salt lakes appear as grayish patches. Lines of sand dunes are visible in the high-resolution images, especially in the orange sands of the eastern Grand Erg Desert (right of center). This MODIS image was acquired on April 28, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/28/02.
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2800
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by Image courtesy (NOAA) and the Animation by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.
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Evening light catches the tops of towering thunderheads over the Mid-Atlantic states on April 28, 2002. The powerful storms spawned several tornados, one of which was classified as an F5 funnel cloud with winds in excess of 260 miles per hour. The powerful tornado touched down in the southern Maryland town of La Plata, destroying most of the historic downtown. The twister—one of the strongest ever to hit the state—beat a 24-mile swath running west to east through the state and claimed at...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Maryland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2730
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by Images and animation by Robert Simmon, based on data aqcuired by the Landsat data is archived and distributed by the
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Although it is now the largest desert on Earth, during the last ice age the Sahara was a savannah with a climate similar to that of present-day Kenya and Tanzania. The annual rainfall was much greater than it is now, creating many rivers and lakes that are now hidden under shifting sands or exposed as barren salt flats. Over several hundred thousand years the rains also filled a series of vast underground aquifers. Modern African nations are now mining this <i>fossil...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Kenya, Where -- Tanzania, Where -- Egypt, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2507
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images of Indonesia were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer in mid-May 2002. Fire season was not fully underway in the region, and skies over the large island of Borneo, with Malaysia at its northwest coast, are cloud-covered, but not hazy with air pollution. The horizontally situated island of java appears to be experiencing some haze at its western end, and a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected. These images were acquired on May 17 and 19,...
Topics: Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Malaysia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3624
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The Dasht-e Kevir, or Great Salt Desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is primarily uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the meager moisture from completely evaporating.This image was acquired by <a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/">Landsat 7’s</a> Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on October 24, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using infrared, green, and red...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Iran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2708
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow remains on some of the mountains on Honshu (bottom) and Hokkaido (center), Japan, in this true-color MODIS image from April 29, 2002. At the bottom of the image, white streaks mark the passage of airplanes to and from Tokyo. To the north, Russia9s Sakhalin Island appears to be experiencing several fires (red dots). v Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/29/02.
Topics: Where -- Japan, Where -- Tokyo
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2845
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3394
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Scattered fires were burning in Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, and Lebanon on September 21, 2002. The fires, marked in red, are fairly small, and none show smoke plumes at the 1-kilometer, 500-meter, or 250-meter resolutions. Most of the fires are scattered throughout Turkey, with concentrations in the Adana region (lower middle right) and south of the dry Tuz GC6lC < lakebed (the white spot in central Turkey).To the north of Turkey is the Black Sea. Swirling within its waters are blooms of...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Cyprus, Where -- Syria, Where -- Lebanon, Where -- Black...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4428
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The skies above Greece are exceptionally clear in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired August 3, 2002, and thewaters of the Mediterranean Sea shine silver and blue. Modern-day Greece is a nation of many islands, but in ancient times, Greece was a looseconfederation of city-states that usually only came together as a whole to defend themselves from invaders. But what ancient Greece was most noted forwas being the root of Western philosophy. Socrates, Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Greece, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Athens, Where -- Albania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3973
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/22/02. Data End Date: 5/22/02.
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3391
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These images from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) show the high, arid, Tibetan Plateau in Asia. Tibet lies north of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal. The Plateau is dotted with a mixture of fresh and salt water lakes. For example, the two lakes in the left-center portion of the image near the Nepal-China border are fresh water, while the large lakes in the cluster...
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4805
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by Animation courtesy by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA/GSFC Visualization and Analysis Lab
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area where the Apollo missions started and the Space Shuttle Missions start today. The launch pads and Florida recede from view and the full Earth fills the frame. This...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4267
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4233
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3393
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Most of Los Angeles is visible in this computer-generated, north by northeast perspective taken from above the Pacific Ocean. In the foreground, the hilly Palos Verdes Peninsula lies to the left of Long Beach Harbor. Farther back sit the various communities that comprise the greater Los Angeles area. They appear as shades of gray and white. In the distance, the San Gabriel Mountains rise up to separate the Los Angeles Basin from the Mojave Desert, which can be seen near the top of the...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What -- Landsat 5, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2574
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of eastern Antarctica on August 30, 2002, shows the West Ice Shelf at bottom center and the Shakleton Ice Shelf to its east (right). Sea ice in the Davis Sea (a part of the Southern Ocean) is packed against the coast. Clouds cast bluish shadows onto the white surfaces beneath. This image was captured by the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) on the...
Topic: Where -- Davis Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4508
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The state of Hawaii, about three thousand kilometers west of Los Angeles, California, is made up of seven islands. They are, from left to right, Niihau (obscured by clouds), Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and Hawaii (the “Big Island”). The Hawaiian chain is home to a couple of active volcanoes —Mauna Loa and Kilauea Crater on the Big Island—and a number of dormant and extinct volcanoes, such as Mauna Kea on the Big Island and Haleakala on Maui. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Hawaii, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4681
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of the Middle East was acquired by MODIS on March 8, 2002. Visible in the image are the countries of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the island of Cyprus. The major bodies of water are the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the Nile River. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/8/02. Data End Date: 3/8/02.
Topics: Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Syria, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3151
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) from October 24, 2002, shows the Mesopotamian Fertile Crescent running through the deserts of Iraq. Cradled between the Euphrates River to the west and the Tigris River to the east, the area has been a haven for humans and other life for thousands of years. Increasing human demand for water has placed great pressure on...
Topics: Where -- Iraq, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Iran, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Syria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4682
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southern California, the McNalley Fire continues to grow, particularly along its northern flank. As of August 18, the fire had consumed 142,815 acres, mostly in the Sequoia National Forest. As the fire continued to spread into the Inyo Wilderness Area to the north, it threatened water quality in streams that are home to the endangered golden trout, and firefighters worked to prevent contamination in the area—an area so important to the species— habitat that...
Topics: Where -- Nevada, Where -- California, Where -- Oregon
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4197
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image of Antarctica shows part of the eastern coastline, including the v-shaped Amery Ice Shelf in the lower left hand quadrant of the image (obscurred by clouds on September 11). The shelf is wedged up against the Prince Charles Mountains on the left. The images were captured September 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4510
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by Image courtesy Ron Beck, Satellite Systems Branch
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Formerly known as Bombay, the city of Mumbai is situated on India’s west coast, on the Arabian Sea, roughly 500 km (310 miles) south of the Tropic of Cancer. Its large harbor and ideal location facing Africa, Europe, and the Middle East make it an excellent city for trade. Sometimes referred to as the “Gateway of India,” Mumbai handles more than one third of the country’s foreign trade. The city supports a population of more than 12 million people in an area of roughly 619 square km...
Topics: What -- Cancer, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Mumbai, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Portugal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3424
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Crystal clear skies provided a perfect opportunity for a colorful image from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) of Cuba (bottom), southern Florida (top) and the western edge of the Bahamas. Cuba’s capital, Havana, makes a grayish patch along the green, northern coastline. The Gauniguanico Mountains dominate the western tip of the island, and appear darker green than...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, Where -- Cuba, Where -- Florida, Where -- Bahamas, Where -- Havana
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4605
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Red dots (or outlines in the high-resolution imagery) indicate MODIS9 detection of thermal anomalies throughout the Philippines on March 29, 2002. In most cases, the anomaly is a fire, for example, all the locations marked on the northernmost island, Luzon. However, south of center, on the southern tip of Negros, the thermal anomaly is likely volcanic activity, and the red dot left of center of the main part of Mindanao (lower right) marks the location of a volcano called Mount Ragang. Sensor:...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2656
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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This true-color scene is situated along Antarctica’s Scott Coastline (toward the west, or lefthand side, of the image), looking out toward the Ross Sea (eastward, or toward the right). Near the top of the image, the Drygalski Ice Tongue juts eastward roughly 80 km (50 miles) out from the coast. Just below this ice tongue is a cluster of large icebergs surrounded by a large bed of sea ice. The large, coke bottle-shaped iceberg toward the lower right was named B-15 by scientists; it captured...
Topics: What -- Snapshot, Where -- Ross Sea, Where -- Delaware
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2391
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS image from May 30, 2002, shows desert sands flowing from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers into the Persian Gulf. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/30/02. Data End Date: 5/30/02.
Topic: Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3059
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Red dots (or outlines in the high-resolution imagery) indicate MODIS9 detection of thermal anomalies throughout the Philippines on March 29, 2002. In most cases, the anomaly is a fire, for example, all the locations marked on the northernmost island, Luzon. However, south of center, on the southern tip of Negros, the thermal anomaly is likely volcanic activity, and the red dot left of center of the main part of Mindanao (lower right) marks the location of a volcano called Mount Ragang. Sensor:...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2689
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The Bosporus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara in the center of this view of northwest Turkey, taken during the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission &lt;a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/"&gt;(SRTM).&lt;/a&gt; The water of the Black Sea at the top of the image and Sea of Marmara below the center are colored blue in this image, along with several large lakes. The largest lake, to the lower right of the Sea of Marmara, is Iznik Lake. The...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2624
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The island of Taiwan sits off of the coast of southern China between the East China Sea, the South China Sea, southwestern Japan’s Nansei-shoto Islands, and the Pacific Ocean. The island is mostly mountainous in the east, but gradually transitions to gently sloping plains in the west. At the northern tip of the island is Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, which appears as a large grayish patch surrounded by dark green. In this image, most of Taiwan’s eastern coast is dotted with low clouds,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Taiwan, Where -- China, Where -- East China Sea, Where -- South China Sea,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4809
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS image from April 17, 2002, shows central Argentina, including the muddy Parana River (image left). This is Argentina's Pampas Region. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/17/02. Data End Date: 4/17/02.
Topic: Where -- Argentina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3000
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by Image courtesy Hal Pierce, NASA GSFC Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch (Code 912). For more information and other examples of TRMM data, visit the Web site.
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This image shows a slice through the heart of Tropical Storm Lili, as taken by NASA and NASDA's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) satellite. TRMM unveils the rain structure, shown in color, within the clouds (white). Light rain is shown in blue; extreme rain rates, in red. On September 28, Lili was southeast of Cuba, but winds in the tropical storm were blowing at a steady 45 kts. This image reveals towering clouds, called ?chimney clouds,? that helped power Lili's growth. The...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Where -- Cuba, Where -- Gulf of Mexico
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4096
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers southern Norway in this true-color Terra MODIS image from November 2, 2002. The snow highlights the terrain of Norway, and draws attention to its two main fjords—Sagnefjorden (center) and Hardangerfjorden (center bottom). To the north in the image is the Norwegian Sea, while to the south is the North Sea. The Skagerrak separates Norway from Denmark (bottom center), while Denmark is separated from Sweden by the Kattegat (bottom right). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 11/2/02....
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Norway, Where -- North Sea, Where -- Norwegian Sea, Where -- Denmark, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4861
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image of Morocco was acquired March 19, 2002. Also visible is the southern edge of Spain and northwestern Algeria. The thin strip of water joining the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea is the Strait of Gibraltar. About midway along Morocco's coast on the Atlantic Ocean sits the famous city of Casablanca (visible at the higher resolutions). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/19/02. Data End Date: 3/19/02.
Topics: Where -- Morocco, Where -- Spain, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Mediterranean...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3152
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These are the Anti-Atlas Mountains, part of the Atlas Mountain range in southern Morocco, Africa. The region contains some of the world’s largest and most diverse mineral resources, most of which are still untouched.This image was acquired by &lt;a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/"&gt;Landsat 7’s&lt;/a&gt; Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on June 22, 2001. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and red wavelengths....
Topics: What -- Atlas, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Morocco
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2530
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from April 27, 2002, shows the beginning of the spring thaw in James Bay, Canada. James Bay is the southern extension of the much larger Hudson Bay, and it separates the province of Ontario (left) from Quebec (right). At the southwestern tip of the Bay, the wetlands around the Moose River appear to be thawing some as well. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/27/02.
Topics: Where -- James Bay, Where -- Canada, Where -- Hudson Bay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2844
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image, acquired March 17, 2002, depicts Northeast India (center, left, and bottom), Nepal (above India), Southern China (above Nepal), and Bangladesh (right edge). A number of fires (red dots) can be seen in India's interior and North and East borders. It is also possible to see the Indian city of Calcutta in the higher-resolution images (bottom right near the delta). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/17/02. Data End Date: 3/17/02.
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China, Where -- Bangladesh
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3069
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from May 7, 2002, shows the Rio de la Plata Estuary in Argentina (lower right) filled with sediment. The source of the sediment isn't hard to see, as the Parana River, which cuts down the center of the image, also appears quite murky. On the southern side of the estuary, a grayish patch marks the location of the city of Buenos Aires. In the high-resolution imagery signs of cultivation are everywhere, with rectangular patterns mixed in the natural vegetation of the...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Buenos Aires
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2805
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On January 25, 2002, MODIS acquired this image of northwestern Africa, including the countries of Morocco (center), Algeria (right), and the very northern edge of Western Sahara (bottom left). The Atlas Mountains, which run northeasterly across the image, play a large role in Morocco's varied climate. Southwest trade winds from the Mediterranean Sea (upper right) as well as oceanic effects from the Atlantic (left) provide moisture to the temperate northern coastal region of the country, which...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2426
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image of Antarctica shows part of the eastern coastline, including the v-shaped Amery Ice Shelf in the lower left hand quadrant of the image (obscurred by clouds on September 11). The shelf is wedged up against the Prince Charles Mountains on the left. The images were captured September 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data...
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Like many bodies of water throughout the world, including the North American Great Lakes, the Sea of Azov (right of center) has been facing problems related to eutrophication over the past decades. Eutrophication is the excessive influx of nutrients into waterways and wetlands most often caused by run-off polluted with fertilizers and other chemicals that spur the rapid growth of algae and plants, which die off and decompose, robbing oxygen from the water in the process. Often these blooms of...
Topics: Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Ukraine
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2677
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Iceland's icy exterior hides its steamy volcanic underpinnings. Running roughly northeast to southwest through the island country is the northern part of the vast Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the divergent boundary of the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian plate. The two plates are diverging, essentially pulling Iceland apart, and often resulting in intense sub-glacial volcanic activity.One of Iceland's most active volcanic centers is locked beneath the 8300-km 2 Vatnajvkull Glacier in...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Iceland
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Rich golden browns, emerald greens, and sapphire blues drape this true-color Terra MODIS image of Myanmar (left) and Thailand (right). To the upper right of the image is the Shan Plateau, which appears as a rich, deep golden brown color surrounded by deep green forests and sprinkled with white clouds. Running south through Myanmar is the Irrawaddy River, which empties into the Gulf of the Martaban and the Andaman Sea. The cloudy tan color in the water is sediment deposited by the rivers. Off of...
Topics: What -- Sapphire, What -- Terra, Where -- Myanmar, Where -- Thailand, Where -- Andaman Sea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4745
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This stunning true-color image provides a rare, cloud-free look at the island nation of New Zealand, including most of its North and South Islands. This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, on October 23, 2002. New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 2,000 km (1,250 miles) southeast of Australia. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is located on the southern tip of the North Island,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- New Zealand, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4859
NASA Images
by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2432
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Palk Strait separates India (upper left) from Sri Lanka (center). This true-color image from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) on May 20, 2002, shows the strait filled with bright sediment, while off the northeast tip of Sri Lanka, a dark stain in the waters could be a phytoplankton bloom. On Sri Lanka, much of the native forests have been cleared, but small...
Topic: Where -- Sri Lanka
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3365
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Running from the Black Sea in the western part of the image to the Caspian Sea at right, the snow-covered Caucasus Mountains separate Russia (north) from Georgia (south). Central Georgia has some lowland areas, but farther south the terrain climbs again to the Lesser Caucasus. Also visible in the image is the Euphrates River, cutting a green path across the deserts of Syria and Iraq. This image is from MODIS on April 11, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/11/02. Data End Date:...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Syria, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3288
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Canada’s eastern provinces glow brilliantly green in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired August 23, 2002. The biggest province in the image is Quebec, home to Lac St-Jean (top center) and the St. Lawrence Bay (upper right). At the innermost point of the St. Lawrence is the city of Quebec, which appears as a gray splotch against the deeper green of the surrounding vegetation. Connected to the St. Lawrence Bay is the St. Lawrence Seaway, which passes the city of Montreal (lower left...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Montreal, Where -- United States of America, Where -- New Hampshire, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4222
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images of Indonesia were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer in mid-May 2002. Fire season was not fully underway in the region, and skies over the large island of Borneo, with Malaysia at its northwest coast, are cloud-covered, but not hazy with air pollution. The horizontally situated island of java appears to be experiencing some haze at its western end, and a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected. These images were acquired on May 17 and 19,...
Topics: Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Malaysia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3623
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow blankets Newfoundland Island and the Newfoundland and Quebec provinces in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 7, 2002. The snow contrasts sharply against the deep blue of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic Ocean, both of which are mostly obscured by clouds. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/7/02. Data End Date: 12/7/02.
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4862
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Ten years ago, on the week of August 24th, 1992, Atlantic-born Hurricane Andrew ripped through south Florida, barreled its way northwest across the Gulf of New Mexico, and slammed into Louisiana roughly one hundred miles southwest of New Orleans. Along the way, the Category 5 hurricane gave rise to 18-foot (5.5-meter) storm surges that inundated coastal towns and maximum sustained winds of 165 miles (266 kilometer) per hour that reduced entire neighborhoods to kindling. In the end, Andrew...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Florida, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Louisiana
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3612
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by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2429
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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An unusually cloud-free France shows green and tan in this true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image acquired August 14, 2002, by the &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite. The great city of Paris is visible in the upper center of the image as a gray smudge against the landscape, and...
Topics: Where -- France, Where -- Paris, Where -- English Channel, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4202
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Normally obscured by clouds, Bolivia is amazingly clear in this true-color MODIS image acquired June 20, 2002. Bounded by Brazil to the north and west, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Peru and Chile to the east, Bolivia is completely landlocked. A good portion of Bolivia is dominated by the Andes, but it also lays claim to lush forests and pasture lands in the Amazon Basin.Bolivia's agricultural crops include soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, and timber....
Topics: Where -- Bolivia, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Paraguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Peru, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3261
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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The city of Boston has grown dramatically since its settlement in the 17th century. As seen in this map drawn in 1838, downtown Boston was a peninsula surrounded by several large islands and headlands along the Charles River. During the past 170 years, much of Boston Harbor and the mouth of the Charles River were filled in to create buildable land. The ASTER simulated natural color image depicts a large metropolis where land area dominates water. Notice, for example, that Logan International...
Topics: What -- ASTER, Where -- Boston, Where -- Massachusetts
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2512
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image depicts snow and cloud cover in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The visible lakes are Lake Huron (center left), Lake Erie (lower center left), and Lake Ontario (center right). Very small portions of Lake Superior (upper left corner) and Lake Michigan (below Lake Superior) are also visible. The image was acquired April 6, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/6/02. Data End Date: 4/6/02.
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Michigan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3218
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Terra MODIS instrument captured this true-color image of snowcovering the mountain ranges of (clockwise from top left) Austria, Slovakia, theUkraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Yugoslavia,Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. The two major ranges shown are theTransylvanian Alps in Romania and the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.On the bottomleft is the Adriatic Sea, and just visible at the bottom center is the AdriaticSea. Across the Adriatic is the Italian...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Austria, Where -- Slovakia, Where -- Hungary, Where -- Romania, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4571
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dust hangs in the air over the Red Sea in this true-color MODIS image from March 1, 2002. At the top center of the image, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula juts into the Red Sea, creating the Gulf of Suez (west) and the Gulf of Aqaba (east). Clockwise from Egypt are Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. In the northern portions of Saudi Arabia, ancient lava fields stain the reddish desert sands dark brown. To the southwest, green dots indicate crops being grown using center pivot irrigation. At lower left,...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2535
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true- and false-color images from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) show the Amazon River in northern Brazil. The images from June 10, 2002, show the mouth of the Amazon where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The images from June 11, 2002, show the more interior portions of the river. The true-color imagery show the heavy sediment (brownish water) at the...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2995
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Above average rains over the past two months have given rise to floods throughout Uruguay. These false-color images of the areas before and after the flood were acquired on April 2 and 27, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA.s Terra spacecraft. Over 3600 hundred people have been evacuated from their homes in Uruguay, and many highways have been shut down. The large river running down the border between Uruguay and Argentina is the Uruguay...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Argentina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3819
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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During the final days of August 2002, Typhoon Rusa swept past the Japanese island of Kyushu and clobbered South Korea, killing more than 110 people and submerging thousands of homes. The typhoon can be seen just south of the Korean Peninsula in this true color image taken on August 30, 2002, by the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.Packing winds of up to 120...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3605
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Himalayan Mountain Range runs a curving path from west to east in this true-color Terra MODIS image from October 27, 2002. In this image, the Range separates southeastern China from India, and runs through (from left to right) northwestern India, Nepal, a small bit of northeastern India, and Bhutan.In the top half of the image, a number of lakes glow like jewels scattered throughout southeastern China’s Plateau of Tibet. Many of the lakes show tinges of blue-green that likely indicate...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- China, Where -- Nepal, Where -- Bay of Bengal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4753
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Almost the entire state of California is visible in this MODIS true-color image acquired March 18, 2002. Most of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains are still covered in snow, as are of the mountains of Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. The four lakes visible in the middle of the image are (clockwise from leftmost) Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Walker Lake, and Mono Lake. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/18/02. Data End Date: 3/18/02.
Topics: Where -- California, Where -- Nevada, Where -- Oregon, Where -- Utah
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3282
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of the Galapagos Islands was acquired on March 12, 2002, by the &lt;a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/"&gt;Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's &lt;a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite. The Galapagos Islands, which are part of Ecuador, sit in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 km (620 miles) west of South America. As the three craters on the largest...
Topics: Where -- Ecuador, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2538
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The coastal areas of the Tran-Antarctic Mountains (bottom right) create an interesting optical illusion against the broad white expanse of the Oates (left) and Pennell (right) Coasts of Antarctica. The rugged mountain peaks cast blue shadows on the snow, and in some cases look more like depressions than protrusions. At the top of the image, a floating mosaic of sea ice is adrift in the Southern Ocean. Several large areas of clear water, called polynyas, are visible. On September 12, the sea ice...
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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Home to more than four million people from over 100 countries, Sydney is the largest and most cosmopolitan of Australia?s cities. This simulated true-color Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image shows the Sydney metropolitan area on October 12, 2001, and covers an area of 42 by 33 kilometers. The image displays the concentrated development of the urban area. Sustainable use of water and effective water management are prime concerns for the area. The city...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2889
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true-color images from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) shows northern and southern Mexico in late 2002. In northern Mexico, a high plateau known as the altiplano is centered between the eastern and western Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges. The Baja California Peninsula can be seen at left. At bottom right of that image, Mexico City makes a large, grayish...
Topics: Where -- Mexico City, Where -- California, Where -- Texas, Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4729
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by Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch
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Once a vast carpet of healthy vegetation and virgin forest, the Amazon rain forest is changing rapidly. This image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Loggers have cut long paths into the forest, while ranchers have cleared large blocks for their herds. Fanning out from these clear-cut areas are settlements built in radial arrangements of fields and farms. Healthy vegetation appears bright red in this image.This scene was acquired by &lt;a...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Bolivia
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On December 10, 2002, winter seemed to have already arrived in southern Ukraine (left) and Russia (right). The landscape is a dull brown, and dotted with small frozen lakes. The Dnieper River flowing into the Sea of Azov from upper left is beginning to freeze in sections, and the Sea itself is developing a covering of ice. The Sea has a gray-green cast, while the Black Sea to the south appears dark, clear blue. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/10/02. Data End Date: 12/10/02.
Topics: Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Russia, Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Black Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4816
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Reservoir Manicouagan sits inside a 214-million-year-old impact crater in Quebec, Canada. The crater that surrounds the reservoir is almost 100 km in diameter, though it has eroded over the years due to glaciation, rain, and other erosional processes. The reservoir itself is almost 70km in circumference and surrounds the impact crater’s central uplift, which has become the island Ile Reme-Levasseur. Reservoir Manicouagan is near the border of Quebec and Newfoundland, and waters from...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Canada
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The broad white expanse of East Antarctica has a sameness that can make it hard to distinguish the permanent coastline of the continent. If you look closely at these true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) images from September and October 2002, however, you can see a subtle distinction, a line where the rippled texture of the actual land surface gives way to the...
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by Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch. This image is part of the ongoing Landsat series.
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The Mand River and the small town of Konari nestle in the Zagros Mountains in western Iran.This image was acquired by &lt;a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/"&gt;Landsat 7's&lt;/a&gt; Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on February 2, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and green wavelengths. The image has also been sharpened using the sensor's panchromatic band. Sensor: Landsat 7/ETM+. Data Start Date: 2/2/00.
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Iran
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by Image courtesy Ron Beck, Satellite Systems Branch
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Moscow, the political and economic heart of Russia, sits on the far eastern end of Europe, roughly 1300 kilometers (815 miles) west of the Ural Mountains and the Asian continent. The city boasts a population of nine million and encompasses an area of 1035 square kilometers (405 square miles). The Moscow River runs through the center of the city, and the Kremlin, the seat of the Russian government, lies in the direct center.Moscow is thought to have been founded in the 12th Century by Yury...
Topics: What -- Spirit, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Moscow, Where -- Russia, Where -- New York, Where --...
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